of Terms Used in this Document
Information Technology (IT): Any computer, telephony
equipment, network equipment, peripheral, storage device or data file.
Community: Any UF employee, student or authorized
User: Any person using any IT equipment or
service, either locally or remotely.
I. Guiding Principles
What The University of Findlay Provides and Why
University of Findlay provides access to a broad range of computing and network
resources to members of the university community. These IT resources are in
support of its mission to continuously improve student understanding and
capabilities that lead to meaningful lives and productive careers. These
resources are intended for university-related purposes, including direct and
indirect support of the university’s instructional, research and service
missions; university administrative functions; student and campus life
activities; and the free exchange of ideas among members of the UF community
and between the community and the wider local, national and global communities.
Rights, Privileges, and Responsibilities Associated with Campus Network and
rights of academic freedom and freedom of expression apply to the use of
university network resources. This philosophy is based on the belief that
information has its greatest value when shared appropriately. Used
appropriately, computing and network resources maintain and enhance the
university’s mission; used inappropriately, computing and network services can
be used to break laws or infringe on the rights and beliefs of others. Thus, the
rights of access to The University of Findlay’s network resources are balanced
by the responsibilities and limitations associated with those rights.
privilege of access to The University of Findlay’s network resources is
conditioned on acceptance of the responsibilities and limitations associated
with the Acceptable Use Policy. Users are bound by the terms of this policy
whenever they utilize computing or network resources of The University of
use of UF’s network resources, like the use of any other university-provided
resource and like any other university-related activity, is subject to
university policies and all requirements of legal and ethical behavior within
the UF community. Thus, conduct that is illegal or inappropriate in the physical
world or a violation of university policy is illegal, inappropriate, or a
violation when conducted online. Uses of computers or network resources are not
necessarily legitimate just because they are technically possible.
policy applies to all users of UF’s computing and network resources, whether
affiliated with the university or not, whether the use or access itself is
authorized or unauthorized, and to all uses of those resources, whether on
campus or from remote locations, including those conducted over wireless